ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III announced on Tuesday that barangay workers will receive an additional P500 pay every month, saying that these workers are the ones who bring services to the constituents.
Espinosa made the announcement in front of barangay workers -- barangay health workers (BHW), barangay nutrition scholars (BNS), supplemental feeding workers, and barangay service point officers (BSPO) -- at Jaro Gym on Tuesday, April 10.
“Our barangay-based workers are the ones who bring services to our constituents within the barangay level and I really want them to monitor the status of our senior citizens because I want them to receive our programs. I do not want any of them to die because they have nothing to eat or without availing of our services,” Espinosa said.
“I will also take a look at our budget for next year, so that I could again increase your honorarium because other barangay workers in other cities have higher incentives compared to us and I want you to have the same with them,” Espinosa told the barangay workers.
The increase will come from the P158-million supplemental budget approved by City Council last April 3.
Barangay worker Annabelle Almanon said that the P500 increase would be a big help to her family.
“The additional pay is very helpful to me especially that one of my children is still in high school. I can use the money for the allowance, expenses in our house and personal use,” said Almanon who has been working for 10 years as supplemental feeding worker.
Almanon added that the additional pay will inspire her to be more dedicated to her work, and she also vowed to help the City Government bring the services closer to her neighbors in Barangay Infante, Molo. (PR)